6 Tips For Fab Winter Skin

Holt Renfrew's beauty guru Denée Noel offers her top beauty tips to help rescue our skin from winter's harsh winds and drying temps.

Holt Renfrew’s beauty guru Denée Noel offers her top beauty tips to help rescue our skin from winter’s harsh winds and drying temps.

Until balaclavas become as socially acceptable as blanket scarves, most of us will need to take a few special steps to keep our winter faces happy.

1. Moisturize your face daily and limit exfoliating to once a week. Non-abrasive is your best bet: often, abrasive exfoliators can be overworked on the skin and cause redness, irritation and dry patches.


Our pick:Charlotte Tilbury’s Multi-Miracle Glow is a skin-quenching triple threat in this cleanser, mask and moisturizing balm. $70, charlottetilbury.com

2. Avoid toners with alcohol—they can dry out your skin.


Our pick: The Hulk-green Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner from Kiehl’s is a gentle giant. $23, kiehls.ca

3. Hydrating sleep masks are your friend. Treat yourself to a good moisture mask session two to three times per week.


Our pick:AmorePacific Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery mask. $83, shop.nordstrom.com

4. When it comes to makeup, winter is a great time to try cream products, from blushes to eyeshadows.


Our pick:Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelée is both hydrating and buildable for that perfect pinched-cheeks flush. $26, sephora.ca

5. Prepare the skin with a primer that adds moisture and radiance.


Our pick:Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin also helps refine texture and even out skin tone. $140, holtrenfrew.com

6. Pack a hydrating mist to refresh your face throughout the day.


Our pick:Caudalie’s soothing 100-percent organic Grape Water mist is a great option for sensitive skin. $24, ca.caudalie.com

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